Overall, we spent four nights at Ecocamp as part of hiking the W circuit. We arrived late in the afternoon and spent one night then headed up into the mountains and spent the next two nights at refugios. We returned to Ecocamp and spent three more nights, hiking to the towers one day, out into the lowlands one day and then headed off the last morning for our next adventure at Easter Island. I will admit when we first arrived I was a bit concerned. We were travelling in early November and the weather was initially quite cold with a fierce wind blowing. We stayed in a standard dome which has no heating and I was concerned we would be cold at night. However, once we crawled into the super comfortable bed, equipped with flannel sheets and a wealth of blankets, I couldn't have been warmer or more content. Looking through the skylight at the mountains was delightful and being able to watch the sun set and rise from the comfort of the bed was a luxury. The standard domes share a set of bathrooms that were kept spotlessly clean. The showers were hot and large fluffy towels were provided. When we returned to Ecocamp after hiking for three days, the weather had changed and the sun had come out. The domes get hot during the day but why anyone would want to be inside when the weather is glorious is a mystery. By the time we were ready to go to bed, the dome had cooled off and we slept great. If you come with the right attitude and willingness to experience something different, you will most likely love Ecocamp.
We found the food at Ecocamp to be just fine. Breakfast consisted of cereal, yogurt, breads, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice and coffee. It was always well prepared and plentiful. We packed our own lunches for hiking and a wide array of sandwich materials were available. For dinner we had our choice of three appetizers, three entrees and three desserts. We thought the dinners were inventive and ample and thoroughly enjoyed them.
Paying more for a superior dome with its own heating system and bathroom is a matter of choice. The one cold night, we stayed very warm and snug under blankets. The shared bathroom/showers worked fine for us. We didn't spend much time in the dome other than to sleep. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor sitting areas at Ecocamp if you find time on your hands.
Overall, we couldn't have been more pleased with our Ecocamp experience. Torres del Paine is a fantastic area and Ecocamp seems in alignment with the environment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EcoCamp is situated in the very heart of Torres del Paine National Park and provides the region’s first fully sustainable accommodation, complete with green technology. You enjoy guided treks and wildlife excursions by day and share evening meals with new friends, before falling asleep gazing up at the star-filled sky through your dome ceiling. Wake up in the middle of the Patagonian wilderness in a cozy geodesic dome, with a panoramic view of the majestic Torres del Paine, ready to pick up the hiking trail!EcoCamp Patagonia is a tribute to Kaweskar dwellings and way of life. The basic premise in designing the EcoCamp was to maintain the nomadic spirit of Patagonia’s ancient inhabitants. EcoCamp Patagonia is the 1st sustainable accommodation south of the Amazon, and the only one of its kind in Patagonia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ecocamp Patagonia Hotel Torres Del Paine
- Ecocamp Patagonia Aisen Region/Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile